Molly Wiesman began her career as an administrative assistant at a technology firm before becoming a part of The Kelsey team. She has been involved with various organizations serving people with disabilities such as Easter Seals and Best Buddies. She is a board member of Tellin’ Tales Theatre, an organization with the mission of shattering the barriers through disabled and able bodied worlds through the power of personal story. She has previous professional experience as a peer coach for people in the disability community looking for resources concerning their health during the Coronavirus pandemic for the Chicago based company Infiniteach. She has a B.A. in public relations from Loras College.
What does it mean to you to be Disability-Forward? Why does it matter?
To me, being disability forward means centering accessibility and opportunity in everything we do and being intentionally inclusive of people with disabilities when historically they often have been left in the margins. It means centering people with disabilities in conversations about issues like housing when they’ve so often been left out of the fold.
What part of The Kelsey’s mission are you proudest to be part of / support?
The part of The Kelsey’s mission that I am most proud of is their commitment to building housing that’s inclusive and affordable.